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Jon Swan

The Ones Who Got Away
New & Selected Poems
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l. Flight from Manhattan

The Buddhaphone
The Omnivorous Eye
Metropolitan Life
The Social Contract
On the Longing for a Cigarette
The Reprieve
Flight from Manhattan
Urbanity
Among Commuters
At the Suburban Station
Hopper's "Gas," 1940
Mirror
Taking the Plunge

III. A Flight of Birds and a Bat

On Forgetting to Buy a Newspaper the Day Before Yesterday
Idyll, with Siren
The Flight Lesson
Circle, with Penguins
Heaven and Earth
When Wren
Arioso for William Russo
 The Cardinal Is
 Angel Food
 Omen
People and Bats

lV. Arrival

Arrival
Old Man Descending
By Winter-Kitchen Light
Afterlife of a Poet
The Dragonfly
The Great Wave
Camille Claudel’s “La Vague
A History of Art
Ancient Antissa
Ionian Eclogue
Dunes Moving
Denmark
Brittenburg
Guidance
Now or Then
Revelations
For Hazir
At First Endlessly

V. The Ones Who Got Away

The Ones Who Got Away
Vocation

VI. Satirical Verse

The Birth of the Banana Republic!

The Birth of the Banana Republic: Florida 2000
 Aliens, or The First 100 Days 
The Story Line
The Man in Blue: Total Information Awareness
 The Vial: 2/6/03

A Garland for the Groper

The Great Gas Bag
One for the Groper!

The Fish Mistaken for a Man  
 Dreams of a Leader
Taps, Muted